Sunday, October 21, 2012

DTC 10/26/12!!

Finally, all the paperwork is out of our hands!! The last of it is being authenticated at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, and we should be Dossier to China (DTC) on Friday, October 26, 2012. Once the paperwork arrives in China, it usually takes around 2 weeks before it becomes "logged in". At this point, we will receive a log in date (LID), and we will be eligible to be matched with many more children than while we were paperchasing. We are very excited!! The paperwork has been more challenging than we have experienced in our past adoptions from Ethiopia, and it has taken us longer than anticipated to complete it all, but we trust God's timing.

We have been made aware of one little girl who has a special need we inidcated that we would accept. We have been told she is around one, but this is all we know about her! Our agency thinks she might be in the November matching group, so we are very excited and anxious. We have also been told that once we are mathched, we should expect to travel in 6-8 months.

The boys are becoming ever more aware of their sister, though we don't even know her yet! They often think of her when we are shopping and find something that they think she would Caleb saw some princess rain boots and suggested we get them for "our sister". It truly warms my heart!

We also are 90% sure about a name...but we do want to wait to see her face first :)  A hint...we are sticking with the Biblical theme.....Noah, Caleb and ????

To pass the time as we wait, we have been busy with soccer, I have been busy with graduate classes, and our family  has enjoyed with nice weather. This fall has been so beautiful and a wonderful reminder of God's amazing creative ability. The boys have had such fun hiking and exploring nature. Fall has always been my favorite season, and I love enjoying it with my family. Below are some pictures of our most recent outings......